(Elisabeth Vincentelli’s article appeared in the NY Post, 9/10; via Marie.)
Tormented sexual identity, flamboyance, self-destruction, Southern accents: sounds like something by Tennessee Williams.
Well, you’re half-right. The new off-Broadway show “Desire” consists of six new one-act plays based on William’s short stories.
The evening is uneven — a given with this sort of project. But director Michael Wilson pulls together the various approaches, the cast swiftly switches from role to role, and Williams’ themes and obsessions mostly come through, even when the adapters take liberties with the stories.
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